Azhar Sukri

Azhar Sukri

Asia Business Editor

Coronavirus pandemic

China's parliament: What it is likely to say about the economy

The National People's Congress is due to unveil measures to cushion the economy from a historic virus-driven slowdown.

China's parliament: What it is likely to say about the economy

Coronavirus pandemic

Could coronavirus save the planet by changing economics forever?

The focus on economic growth has led us to the brink of ecological disaster, of which the pandemic may be a foretaste.

Could coronavirus save the planet by changing economics forever?

Asia Pacific

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

The emergence of a new coronavirus is reviving memories of the SARS epidemic that dented Asian economies 17 years ago.

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

Fossil Fuels

Can Asia handle the highs of tension-fuelled oil-price swings?

Heightened tensions between the US and Iran lay bare the vulnerability of countries like India to rising oil prices.

Can Asia handle the highs of tension-fuelled oil-price swings?

Middle East

'We're a mess': Egypt's economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi

Protests calling for president's departure were initially driven by allegations of corruption amid a time of austerity.

'We're a mess': Egypt's economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi

North Korea

Can North Korea follow Vietnam to economic success?

Ahead of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, the US has said host Vietnam could provide an economic roadmap for North Korea.

Can North Korea follow Vietnam to economic success?

Science & Technology

Ruthless and sophisticated: How hackers exploit new tech

A new study shows internet-connected devices and employees are being used to steal data and money from organisations.

Ruthless and sophisticated: How hackers exploit new tech

India

Rural spending gets priority in India's interim budget for 2019

Ahead of May's general election, budget brings tax cuts for the middle class and a farmer income scheme.

Rural spending gets priority in India's interim budget for 2019

Business & Economy

US-China trade talks: Technology theft may be biggest hurdle

Officials from both sides are meeting in Washington, DC this week amid efforts resolve a bitter trade dispute.

US-China trade talks: Technology theft may be biggest hurdle

Business & Economy

The German economy is slowing. Brexit could make it worse

Facing headwinds from slowing demand in China, the German economy must now grapple with potential Brexit fallout.

The German economy is slowing. Brexit could make it worse

Business & Economy

China's balancing act: A slowing economy, debts and a trade war

Latest figures show GDP rose in 2018 at the slowest pace in 28 years.

China's balancing act: A slowing economy, debts and a trade war